Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Prosecutors Reach Deal with Mizzou Teacher; Community Service and No More Trouble

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Prosecutors Reach Deal with Mizzou Teacher; Community Service and No More Trouble

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Columbia prosecutors have reached a deal with University of Missouri-Columbia assistant professor Melissa Click, in which she will avoid prosecution for a misdemeanor assault charge stemming from a November run-in with student journalists.

Click's part of the deal requires her to complete 20 hours of community service work and not break the law for one year.

"Based on the facts of this case, I believe this disposition to be appropriate," Columbia City Prosecutor Stephen Richey said in a news release.

The deal, he added, is in line with how his office has handled similar cases. He said it "adequately serves the interest of justice by ensuring the defendant will not engage in similar conduct."

Click gained national attention last year after she was captured on video blocking student journalists and calling for "muscle" to keep the journalists from taking photos and videos of a campus demonstration. …

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